Strategy, Character, and Influence in the 21st Century
Richard R. Kilburg
Twenty-first century organizational leaders face many difficult challenges. As governments
and businesses expand to meet the needs of an ever-increasing population, the decisions
leaders make today are more important than ever. With rising competition amid the
uncertainty of a progressively globalized economy, success and failure are increasingly defined
on an ever-grander scale. In these trying times, how can executives and other business,
government, and nonprofit leaders guide their organizations to success amid the challenges of
the modern world?
In this extensively researched yet thoroughly practical book, renowned executive consultant
Richard R. Kilburg characterizes effective leadership as a combination of specific behaviorally
based competencies and virtuous aspects of character. He demonstrates that despite all the
complexities of the modern world, the foundations of executive leadership can still be found
in the timeless and enduring virtues of the ancient Chinese and Greeks.
With rich and informative discussions of the classical and modern literatures on virtue and executive leadership, and a
wealth of exercises and questionnaires that translate models of leadership into plans for action, Virtuous Leaders is a vital
resource for leaders and executive consultants alike, and is sure to become a classic in the field. 2012. 254 pages. Hardcover.
List: $49.95 | APA Member/Affiliate: $39.95 | ISBN 978-1-4338-1096-1 | Item 4317283
The Timeless Need for Leaders 1.
Establishing Strategy and Setting Direction: What Is Expected From Executives 2.
The Psychodynamic Origins of Seven Deadly Management Errors 3.
Wisdom, Courage, Temperance, Justice, and Reverence: Platonic Virtues and Leadership Competence 4.
Reverence and Temperance: Foundations for Virtuous Leadership 5.
The Evolution of Executive Conscience and the Practice of Justice 6.
The Arts of Strategic Influence: Making Effective Performance Possible 7.
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